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Posted: Apr 7, 2014 8:42 pm
I think it could be. Thoughts???
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:54 am
Often a sign of "I ran out of clean / almost clean/ not disgusting shirts on tour."

If you're wearing it to other bands shows... I dunno. You're in LA, the land of self-promotion. What do you think?
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 5:46 am
I dunno. Is it lame to listen to blast your own music in the car with the windows down, and at red lights yell to people on the sidewalk, "this is meeee! This is my band!" I'll let others be the judge of that.
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:57 am
Yes, always. doesn't matter how bad your laundry pile is.
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:04 am | Edited by: Tor
If you're Marc Bolan it's perfectly acceptable. Otherwise it's a very ill advised idea.http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x176/larryhardy/images.jpeg
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:29 am
This came up a long time ago on here; pretty interesting arguments.
However, I would point out that whatever you decide to do "in performance or not", examples include Iron Maiden, Ramones, Motorhead...
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:36 am
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:05 am
Just do some t-shirt swapping back stage. Or on stage.
Lemmy and Samantha Fox
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:45 am
Wear whatever you damn well please. Rules are for losers.
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:50 am
Why would I wanna wear some other band's crappy shirt?!?
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:36 pm | Edited by: Mark Beef
jahna hit the nail on the head. plus fashion rules are even stupider. Fuck You, Mr Blackwell!
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 1:05 pm
caveat: some fashion rules are worth following. Like wearing clothing in public is a good idea and I probably shouldn't go bra-less at work. otherwise, and especially on stage, fuck it. all bets are off.
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 7:27 pm
Some people can just pull it off.
Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:04 am
Greta Brinkman in American Hardcore wearing her own bands shirt fucking synched it for me. I am unbending on it (with the exception of say Lost Sounds all wearing the same Rat's Brains shirts on stage ala it being stage clothing) I just feel like you have enough clothing to be able to work out some variety there...
Posted: Apr 9, 2014 11:30 am
great points here...I was drunk and going thru merch and found some shirts that we werent selling cuz they were ripped or damaged or whatever. I was thinking about wearing one then I posted this. I don't dig rules on clothes but, I figure this one is touchy. anywho... here it is. PROMOTION ALERT!!!

Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:45 pm
8th grade synched it for me. I am unbending on this

Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:15 am
The definitive answer.

Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:20 pm
i dont have a shirt from a single one of my bands, but i've always wanted one. there were even a couple cool ones!

here's another one: should you wear the shirt of a band while attending that band's show? i remember being super excited for a NASHVILLE PUSSY show a while back, wore the shirt all day at school. a teacher spotted the "let them eat pussy" almost immediately and made me cover it with duct tape. i was such a badass, and now everyone could tell. later at the show, i noticed all my older, cooler friends seemed sort of embarrassed or awkward upon greeting. even timebomb tom kind of averted his eyes when i came to pay at the door. finally my buddy josh tells me its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing, and i am officially
"that guy...and you never want to be 'THAT GUY.'" oh well.
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 2:31 pm
finally my buddy josh tells me its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing

The flipside of this would be going to see Iron Maiden or something like that, where you would wear their shirts and other gear with pride.
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 4:50 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
Yeah, everytime I've ever tried to wear a bands shirt to a show I've been forced to take it off, because I'm "that guy"....the only exception was the time I wore a Reatards shirt to a Lost Sounds show...first of all, different band! Secondly I had been wearing the shirt all week to the point where it was starting to yellow. Thirdly, I didn't have any close friends with me to get embarassed.

Jay was a year younger than me...I couldn't see why I can't support the younger generation. Also I was on a roll with that shirt.
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 7:32 am
its not cool to be wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing

A possible exception is if it's really old and faded and from their first album or something, proving you've been a fan from the beginning.
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm
There's Way To Go Genius shirts? I want one.
Posted: Apr 30, 2014 5:12 am
I almost wore my New Bomb Turks shirt to the New Bomb Turks/Clone Defects show in Columbus last year....it has the Crypt Records Logo on the back of it...I got talked out of it however, and I'm about to give it to a girl in Germany.
Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:26 am
I'm about to give it to a girl in Germany.

That's great but what are you going to do with the t-shirt?!? Ba-dump-cha! I'llbehereallweekthankyougoodnight!
Posted: May 1, 2014 5:59 am | Edited by: eric o
Band or brand, Joe?

I would wear my TSOT shirt with the lightning bolts & banjitar if I could find the thing.
Posted: May 1, 2014 8:26 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
^ Look behind all of the neon color GONER tank tops that didn't get sold at that chilly Gonerfest 8.
Posted: May 1, 2014 10:18 am
Band or brand, Joe?

I would wear my TSOT shirt with the lightning bolts & banjitar if I could find the thing.

Either! I need some Black Gladiator shirts. Someone's gotta wear one.
Posted: May 2, 2014 9:09 am
is it lame to wear sweats to the show? i considered it for tonight.
Posted: May 2, 2014 11:28 am
not if it's THIS SHOW:

Posted: May 12, 2014 3:58 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
I've seen Richard Simmons wearing his own shirt...no joke.

I wore a Jeff Evans shirt in Cbus this past weekend....the thought did cross my mind that maybe I was pushing it.
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 8:39 am
Often a sign of "I ran out of clean / almost clean/ not disgusting shirts on tour."

There are only 2 reasons for someone in a band to where his/her own shirt & that is one of them. The other is you're Lemmy.
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:04 am
The other is you're Lemmy.

Bravo! Lemmy is probably one of the only people on earth who can wear his own band's t-shirt and not look like a self-promoting douchebag.
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:33 am
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 11:04 am
I stand by what I said before.

I'll add -- really, if your band is really seriously good, no one will think you're a douche for wearing your own shirt. If your band sucks, well, doesn't matter what you wear, 'cause it won't make up for being shitty.

Brass tacks, folks. It's not the clothes that make the band...
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 12:42 pm
We like our shirts, and we're in love with both of our logos. Although I didn't wear any of my Gizmos shirts at our Midwest shows this month, some of the others did, and I thought "That's Cool, I Respect You More". I'll be bringing non-Gizmos shirts to our upcoming shows including GONERFEST, but I think it depends a lot on other factors anyway, like what's going on that day...
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"I ain't seen a Laundromat in 29 days" --- Scott Morgan
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 3:46 am
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 7:30 am
What about the days when bands didn't wear t-shirts at all on stage? Much better.
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 1:24 pm
What if you used to play in a band, but don't any longer?
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 5:55 pm
either way i hate you.
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Band logos are definitely cool on your bass drum though.

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Posted: Jun 12, 2017 1:59 pm
Great photos, thanks.

In photo #12 with Paul Cook, I believe that's the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas.
Posted: Jul 15, 2017 7:55 pm
sometimes you finish to play th gig and the only t-shirt in the club instead of the one fullsweated you re wearing is your band's t-shirt you re tryng to sell. so you wear it and maybe make you sell more too :)
Posted: Sep 5, 2017 4:44 pm
some bands hardly ever wear others swag (Kiss, Linda Ronstadt).

Much cooler to be like Jeff Hanneman (RIP) and wear Dead Kennedys and Heineken shirts all day long
Posted: Mar 11, 2019 6:18 am
Does it count if you're the drummer and the logo is on the back of the shirt so no one can see it?

Video grabbed from a Spacecase FB post:

Posted: Mar 14, 2019 9:05 am
not as lame as actually being in a band
Posted: Jun 5, 2019 9:42 am
Lucky Lehrer:

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 3:49 am
Posted: Dec 17, 2019 6:57 am
give the drummer some:

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